Rare astronomical event on view tonight at UWM

To celebrate the astronomical transit of Venus, UWM’s Manfred Olson Planetarium will host an outdoor viewing event and an indoor planetarium show.

The transit of Venus occurs when Venus passes between the Sun and the Earth. Venus becomes visible as a black disk moving across the inner edge of the Sun.

This is a rare astronomical event that will not happen again until 2117. There will be live music by “Canyons of Static” and “Dawn of Man,” and brats for sale. Guests will be able to look through telescopes with special filters to see the transit. Please note that telescopes without a protective filter should not be used to view the transit because there is a risk of eye damage.

In the event of inclement weather, live viewing of the transit will be canceled but the indoor portion of the event will go on. $2 admission fee. http://www4.uwm.edu/planetarium/